With a few weeks to go before Olafur Eliasson's waterfalls start to flow in Brooklyn (two of them), Manhattan (one) and on Governor's Island (one), huge pumps have been installed that will suck water out of the East River and send it up to the top of the big metal tower under the Brooklyn Bridge. The artist says that when it's turned on, "people can engage in something as epic as a waterfall, see the wind and feel its gravity. You realize that the East River is not just static." In the meantime, June 26 is the day the $15 million waterfalls will be turned on and we find out how far the spray of East River water will travel on a really windy day.
· From a Master of Weather, Four Waterfalls for New York [NYT]
· Waterfall Watch: Weird Tower Rises Beneath Brooklyn Heights [Curbed]